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Breakfast:
Paying guests get breakfast for free. If you are staying on points you need to be gold or diamond to get free breakfast. (source)

Parking:
Complimentary (No longer, is now 60sh for self park - Drago)

Shuls Nearby:
Great Synagogue - Approx. 7 minute walk
Kotel around 15min walk thru the mall & arab Shuk (Only suggested when soldiers are present like friday night on the way home)
Hotel has a Shul in the basement

Hechsher: Plain Rabbanut Yerushayim (not mehadrin)
hechsherim in isreal
whatever your rabbi says you can eat, someone else's rabbi says is treif

If anyone is planing on staying at Waldorf and not eating the free breakfast (Hechsher, Early flight, etc') please PM shimino1

If you get free drinks vouchers and don't use them, I'll buy it off you for 10 shek per voucher.
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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 695150 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3100 on: January 20, 2017, 07:41:42 AM »
Food of Waldorf and Leonardo doesnt compare. WA much better... not even close
I've been by the Waldorf a few times & was there just recently Shabbos Chanukah. To say that the food wasn't good is an understatement. Presentation was decent but if you want to eat food WAJ is not the place. (Breakfast is great I'm referring to shabbos meals)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3101 on: January 20, 2017, 12:29:59 PM »
I've been by the Waldorf a few times & was there just recently Shabbos Chanukah. To say that the food wasn't good is an understatement. Presentation was decent but if you want to eat food WAJ is not the place. (Breakfast is great I'm referring to shabbos meals)

Every time, you didn't like the food?  I was there for a Shabbos dinner and I thought it was great and well worth the money for the amount and quality of the food and unlimited wine.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3102 on: January 21, 2017, 06:39:28 PM »
Every time, you didn't like the food?  I was there for a Shabbos dinner and I thought it was great and well worth the money for the amount and quality of the food and unlimited wine.
Never did & nobody else I ate with enjoyed either.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3103 on: January 23, 2017, 12:27:24 PM »
If i am an israeli citizen and I stay on a points/award booking will I be charged VAT? I would assume not, but please confirm. TIA!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3104 on: January 23, 2017, 12:57:27 PM »
If i am an israeli citizen and I stay on a points/award booking will I be charged VAT? I would assume not, but please confirm. TIA!
They asked me for my visa and passport when I was there to avoid vat.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3105 on: January 23, 2017, 01:29:21 PM »

They asked me for my visa and passport when I was there to avoid vat.

right- but if the room rate is free how can they charge VAT, maybe that's just for stuff that gets charged to the room? Or is there VAT even if using points? Anyone have experience?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3106 on: January 23, 2017, 02:41:57 PM »
If i am an israeli citizen and I stay on a points/award booking will I be charged VAT? I would assume not, but please confirm. TIA!

You will defiantly pay VAT on your stay, VAT is calculated based a paid night stay.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3107 on: January 23, 2017, 02:43:28 PM »
If i am an israeli citizen and I stay on a points/award booking will I be charged VAT? I would assume not, but please confirm. TIA!
You should be charged VAT.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3108 on: January 23, 2017, 05:28:02 PM »
You will defiantly pay VAT on your stay, VAT is calculated based a paid night stay.
based on rate at time of booking or time of stay?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3109 on: January 24, 2017, 05:04:23 AM »
Is this a Hilton thing?  With IHG the total cost is 0 - and yes, my account is registered to an Israeli address.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3110 on: January 24, 2017, 05:13:33 AM »
You will defiantly pay VAT on your stay, VAT is calculated based a paid night stay.
I booked my Israeli relatives on points and they didn't pay VAT. 
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3111 on: January 24, 2017, 09:51:26 AM »
I've been by the Waldorf a few times & was there just recently Shabbos Chanukah. To say that the food wasn't good is an understatement. Presentation was decent but if you want to eat food WAJ is not the place. (Breakfast is great I'm referring to shabbos meals)
I agree.

Question is, is there any place close by to eat?  I don't really like the Plaza (Food was good but the whole experience) Do any restaurants offer Shabbos meals?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3112 on: January 24, 2017, 10:22:43 AM »
I agree.

Question is, is there any place close by to eat?  I don't really like the Plaza (Food was good but the whole experience) Do any restaurants offer Shabbos meals?

I ordered from shabboskodesh.com or something like that. The thing is I had a place to eat in the old city.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3113 on: January 24, 2017, 01:04:15 PM »
If anyone has a room in the hotel for this Friday night, pls pm me. Paying nicely!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3114 on: January 24, 2017, 03:13:46 PM »
I've been by the Waldorf a few times & was there just recently Shabbos Chanukah. To say that the food wasn't good is an understatement. Presentation was decent but if you want to eat food WAJ is not the place. (Breakfast is great I'm referring to shabbos meals)
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I ate there one Friday night and there was absolutely nothing to write home about. On Shabbos morning I just stuffed myself at a kiddush and had only challah at the Hotel. Was far better off that way.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3115 on: January 24, 2017, 03:20:20 PM »
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I ate there one Friday night and there was absolutely nothing to write home about. On Shabbos morning I just stuffed myself at a kiddush and had only challah at the Hotel. Was far better off that way.
You could eat a shabbos meal (which is Breakfast) except for meat. They serve a assortment of hot dishes.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3116 on: January 24, 2017, 03:24:24 PM »
You could eat a shabbos meal (which is Breakfast) except for meat. They serve a assortment of hot dishes.
I came back and saw what they had. I had to be by that kiddush anyway, so I just made sure to eat some extra. Was still more worthwhile this way around.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3117 on: January 24, 2017, 05:19:48 PM »
I booked my Israeli relatives on points and they didn't pay VAT. 
thanks good to hear data points like this.. I'm hoping this is my experience as well..

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« Reply #3118 on: January 24, 2017, 05:21:43 PM »
thanks good to hear data points like this.. I'm hoping this is my experience as well..

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3119 on: January 25, 2017, 03:38:58 PM »
You will defiantly pay VAT on your stay, VAT is calculated based a paid night stay.
You should be charged VAT.
Why are you guys so sure? VAT is an additional percentage added to the price you paid. In this case you pay 0 so the tax should be 0.

I don't think they can legally charge you anything. This is akin to walking into a store that is selling something at a 50% discount and than tries to charge VAT on that 50% discount.

The VAT is supposed to go to the government, if Hilton charges you VAT on a 0$ stay, they are probably not giving it to the government.